From: john luke
Dear New Zealand Defence Force,
I understand from your website, that you have a Defence Force Orders for Honours and Awards (pdf format 5.54 MB). Can you please provide this document to me, Thank you
The Chief of Defence Force (CDF) has approved DFO 6, Part 1 - Defence Force Orders for Honours and Awards (pdf format 5.54 MB). (Note: This link will only work on the NZDF intranet).This is the first part of a two-part series of orders that cover the operation of the New Zealand Royal Honours System in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).Part 1 is a comprehensive document of 24 Chapters intended to provide a "one-stop-shop" on all things related to honours and awards. It explains the important relationships between CDF, the Prime Minister and the Sovereign, the structure of the Honours System and the conventions, customs and practices that guide its operation, as well as defining key responsibilities. There are detailed processes governing the management of nominations, how they are processed and assessed, and the way in which awards are notified and presented. Direction is also provided on the wearing of honours and awards and there is a new policy on forfeiture, cancellation and restoration.DFO 6 reflects the changes that have taken place in the Honours System since the Prime Minister's Honours Advisory Committee issued its report in 1995 that signalled the end of awards of British honours in New Zealand. It provides for a modern system of official recognition that will support the strategic direction of the NZDF out to 2035.DFO 6 supersedes most of the content of DFO 4 Chapter 11 Honours and Awards; the affected content of which will be deleted. Single Service Orders will also be amended.